On the other hand, mentor labor demands rather too much, and as such, the working class regards it as penetrating the privacy of an individual. The author argues that this is dangerous, as there is a price to pay for conformity of these rules and obeying conformism. Resisting mental labor, as Wills asserts, equals to resisting authority. This is the biggest driving force behind these individuals, as they believe; failure to attend to school is part of the much sought after freedom from mental torture. The system, being self-selective leads these youngsters to low paying jobs (Willis 52-78).
Wills observes that the working class lads highly criticize the meritocracy, an ideology seeking to reproduce their class position. Ideology plays a big role in the kind of jobs these lads finally acquire, argues Willis. Although this is not in agreement with hegemonic ideology, it is highly related to the well formulation of the ideology. Thus, as the article holds, bthe only way that these lads could change their job paths is the change of their culture and ideology (Willis